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Syracuse Orange host Providence Friars in college basketball action

Providence FriarsSyracuse Orange
Jan 14, 6:00 PM | Carrier Dome

Providence Friars vs Syracuse Orange Odds


The college hoops wagering menu features a clash between Syracuse and Providence on Saturday, with the host Orange trying to win and cover the NCAAB point spread.

Syracuse battles the Friars, currently sitting with a 12-6 mark (6-6 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, always important for totals bettors, are 10-7 for the Orange and 6-6 for the Friars.

View Providence vs Syracuse Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you're backing the visitors in this one, you'll find the Friars listed as 20.5-point underdogs

Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 5-ranked Orange and the No. 97-rated Friars in this matchup. Computer formulas aimed at predicting NCAAB scores point to a 89-74 win for the Orange on Saturday.

How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Syracuse has the nation's No. 13-rated offensive output, at 80.6 PPG. The visiting Friars defense ranks No. 131 allowing on average 65 PPG. The Orange FG% has averaged 49% so far, more than the Friars marksmen have achieved on the year, 45.6% per game.

Defensively, Providence features the nation's No. 108-rated defense on the road, allowing 67.3 points per game. Syracuse, meanwhile, comes in at No. 62 nationally in scoring at home.

Providence was a 90-59 winner in their most recent outing at home against Louisville. They covered the 9-point spread as underdogs. Providence cruised to victory on Tuesday, running Louisville out of the gym and running up a 90-59 score at Dunkin Donuts Center.

Syracuse won its last outing, a 79-66 result against Villanova on January 11. They covered in that game as a 9-point favorite. Syracuse earned a 79-66 victory over Villanova on Wednesday, getting 20 points from Dion Waiters at Villanova Pavilion.

Providence Friars Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 8-2
Before playing Marquette are 5-5
After playing Louisville are 3-5
After a win are 8-2

Syracuse Orange Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 7-3
Before playing Pittsburgh are 8-2
After playing Villanova are 6-4
After a win are 10-0

A few Friars at Orange trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Providence's last 10 games on the road
Providence is 5-10 ATS in its last 15 games on the road
Providence is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Syracuse
Providence is 4-21 SU in its last 25 games on the road
Syracuse is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Syracuse is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Syracuse is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games when playing Providence
Syracuse is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Providence

Next up:
Providence home to Marquette, Saturday, January 21
Syracuse home to Pittsburgh, Monday, January 16